It’s Week 13 of the NFL season and the Lions seem to be getting a lot healthier.
Safety Louis Delmas returned to the portion of practice open to the media today, though he was a limited participant in drills.
Delmas left the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Texans in the fourth quarter when soreness developed in his left knee. It’s the same knee that’s kept him out of seven games this year.
His return to the practice field is a positive sign, though, that he could potentially play on Sunday when the Lions host the Colts.
Left tackle Jeff Backus also returned to the practice field. Backus had his 187-game consecutive-start streak (including playoffs) broken last week when a hamstring injury kept him out of the lineup. Backus didn’t seem limited in drills today.
Running back Mikel Leshoure (ankle), defensive end Cliff Avril (back) and defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) all returned to practice as well.
Williams has missed the last three games with the injury.
The only players to sit out of Thursday’s practice were cornerback Jonte Green, who was listed on Wednesday’s injury report with an illness, and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who was likely given a day off, per is usual weekly schedule.
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